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South Africa condemns the coup d’état in Burkina Faso. The Government of South Africa condemns the coup d’état in Burkina Faso and calls on the military to return to their barracks and restore democracy.

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Commemoration of the first anniversary of the entry-into-force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). South Africa marked the first anniversary of the entry-into-force of the TPNW.

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South Africa condemns attacks directed at targets in the United Arab Emirates. The South African Government has noted, with concern, the escalation of tensions in the Gulf Region.
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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes visits the Tabatha Primary School, George, Western Cape, South Africa, 19 January 2022. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes visits the Tabatha Primary School, George, Western Cape, South Africa, 19 January 2022.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes visits the Parkdene High School, George, Western Cape, South Africa, 18 January 2022. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes visits the Parkdene High School, George, Western Cape, South Africa, 18 January 2022.

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Meetings between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the leadership of the Garden Route District Municipality. George, Western Cape, South Africa, 17 January 2022. Meetings between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the leadership of the Garden Route District Municipality. George, Western Cape, South Africa, 17 January 2022.

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Deputy Minister Botes makes follow-up visit George; embarks on District Development Model and Back-to-School campaigns

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will on 17-19 January 2022 make a follow-up visit to George, Western Cape Province. The visit forms part of government’s District Development Model and Back-to-School campaigns.

Day One
Date : Monday, 17 January 2022
Time :

12h30

Venue : Garden Route District Municipality Council Chambers
 
Day Two
Date : Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Time :

08h30

Venue : Parkdene High School
 
Day Three
Date : Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Time :

08h30

Venue : Thabatha Primary School
RSVP : Kgopotso Rapakuana, rapakuanak@dirco.gov.za, ‪073 058 3876
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Statement on the Special Cabinet Meeting of Thursday, 30 December 2021. President Cyril Ramaphosa will formally receive the first part of the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State on Tuesday, 4 January 2022.

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The Netherlands donates €750,000 to the Solidarity Fund. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of South Africa, welcomed a decision by the Government of the Netherlands to donate a sum of €750,000 (R14 million) to the Solidarity Fund.

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Joint Statement by South African Government and the African Vaccination Acquisition Trust. The South African Government has, through the African Renaissance Fund (ARF), signed an agreement with the African Vaccination Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to donate 2 030 400 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to African countries.

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Minister Pandor to participate in a Virtual Dialogue: How to End Vaccine Apartheid. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor will, this evening, 16 December 2021 at 18h00, participate in Virtual Dialogue, How to End Vaccine Apartheid, organised by the Foreign Policy Magazine in partnership with Brand South Africa.

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Minister Naledi Pandor addresses DIRCO’s virtual end-of-year Media Briefing, Pretoria, South Africa, 14 December 2021.

Minister Naledi Pandor addresses DIRCO’s virtual end-of-year Media Briefing, Pretoria, South Africa, 14 December 2021.

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Statement by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the end-of-year Media Briefing, 14 December 2021. This briefing is being held to provide you with an overview of work done in implementing South Africa’s foreign policy in 2021. This is the second year in which we work under the challenging conditions imposed by the pandemic.

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Minister Pandor to address end-of-year Media Briefing

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will address DIRCO’s end-of-year Media Briefing on Tuesday, 14 December 2021.

Date : Tuesday, 14 December 2021
Time :

10H00

Microsoft Teams Link : https://bit.ly/3DSj7D7
Enquiries :

Mr Lunga Ngqengelele, MLO – DIRCO Ministry, +27 82 566 0446

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Minister Pandor sends condolences following the passing on of Ambassador Mabuza. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has sent a message of condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Ambassador Lindiwe Mabuza, who passed away on 06 December 2021.

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 8 December 2021. Issues of the environment - International Anti-Corruption Day - South Africa joins the rest of the world in commemorating International Anti-Corruption Day on Thursday, 9 December 2021 under the theme “Corruption-free future starts today, it starts with me”.

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Minister Naledi Pandor’s message of condolences to Dr Ebrahim Ebrahim family. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has learnt with sadness the news of the passing of Dr Ebrahim Ebrahim, the former Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (2009 – 2014).

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Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Joint Press Briefing with President Mohammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1 December 2021. Allow me to express my gratitude to President Buhari and the Government of Nigeria for receiving us so warmly in Abuja.

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Statement by Mr Alvin Botes, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the 45th Annual Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Member States of the Group of 77, 30 November 2021. South Africa expresses its congratulations to the delegation of Guinea as Chair of the Group and complements the excellent manner they are guiding our work.

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Remarks by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini at the Eighth Ministerial Conference of FOCAC, Dakar, Senegal, 30 November 2021. I wish to commence by expressing my sincere thanks to Minister Aissata Tall Sall and the people of the Republic of Senegal for the warm welcome and excellent hospitality extended to me and my delegation since our arrival in this beautiful city of Dakar.

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Minister Naledi Pandor delivers her Opening Remarks at the Tenth Session of the Nigeria – South Africa Bi-National Commission (BNC), Transcorp Hilton Hotel, in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, 29 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor delivers her Opening Remarks at the Tenth Session of the Nigeria – South Africa Bi-National Commission (BNC), Transcorp Hilton Hotel, in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, 29 November 2021.
Minister Naledi Pandor delivers her Opening Remarks at the Tenth Session of the Nigeria – South Africa Bi-National Commission (BNC), Transcorp Hilton Hotel, in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, 29 November 2021.

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Opening Remarks by HE Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic South Africa, at the Ministerial Meeting, Tenth Session of the Nigeria – South Africa Bi-National Commission (BNC), Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Monday, 29 November 2021. I wish to express our gratitude and appreciation to the people and the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the exceptional hospitality we have enjoyed since our arrival in this beautiful city of Abuja.

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South Africa welcomes Indian Cricket Teams. The South African Government wishes to welcome the Indian ‘A’ Cricket Team that is currently in South Africa to play three unofficial test matches against the South African ‘A’ Team.

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Statement by the Government of the Republic of South Africa on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The South African Government joins the international community in commemorating the 44th United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, as well as renewing South Africa’s shared commitment to a just and lasting solution to the question of Palestine.

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Deputy Minister Botes concludes Working Visit to Denmark and Finland. The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, has returned to South Africa after a successful Working Visit to Denmark and Finland from 22 - 25 November 2021.

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South Africa’s response to travel restrictions imposed by several countries. The South African Government has noted the announcements by several countries to institute temporary travel restrictions on South Africa and other countries in our region.
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Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini participates in the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China – Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Dakar, Republic of Senegal, 29-30 November 2021. Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini participates in the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China – Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Dakar, Republic of Senegal, 29-30 November 2021.

Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini participates in the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China – Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Dakar, Republic of Senegal, 29-30 November 2021.

Photo: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO

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Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini to attend China – Africa Ministerial Conference in Senegal. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, will participate in the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China – Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Dakar, Senegal, from 29 to 30 November 2021.

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Solidarity with the Palestinian people must go beyond slogans and the UN must abide by its resolutions, Daily Maverick, by Alvin Botes, 27 November 2021. The international community must consider the impact of Israel’s systematic violation of human rights and enforcement of discrimination against the Palestinian people.
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South Africa responds to UK’s temporary ban of Southern African flights from entering the UK. The Government of South Africa has noted the announcement by the United Kingdom (UK) to temporarily ban all flights from the Southern parts of Africa, including South Africa from entering the UK due to the detection of a new coronavirus variant B.1.1.529.

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Minister Naledi Pandor hosts the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika Plus Personnel Contributing Countries, and the Republic of Mozambique, in Pretoria, South Africa, 25 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor hosts the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika Plus Personnel Contributing Countries, and the Republic of Mozambique, in Pretoria, South Africa, 25 November 2021.


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Minister Naledi Pandor hosts the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika Plus Personnel Contributing Countries, and the Republic of Mozambique, in Pretoria, South Africa, 25 November 2021.
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SADC Extraordinary Meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika Plus Personnel Contributing Countries, and the Republic of Mozambique. Minister Naledi Pandor in her capacity as the Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministerial Committee of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security will host the SADC Extraordinary Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika Plus Personnel Contributing Countries, and the Republic of Mozambique on 25 November 2021, in Pretoria.

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 24 November 2021. Issues in the environment - Vaccination against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic - Cabinet was pleased that over 260 000 people vaccinated during the second Vooma Vaccination Weekend held countrywide from 12 to 14 November 2021.

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Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the State Visit of HE Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, to South Africa, from 22nd-24th November, 2021. At the invitation of HE Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of the Republic of South Africa, HE Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, paid a State Visit to the Republic of South Africa from 22nd-24th November, 2021.

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Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South Africa – Kenya Business Forum during the State Visit by President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, CSIR Conference Centre, Tshwane, 23 November 2021. We gather here today to celebrate the promise of the relationship between our two great nations that spans over several decades.

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Visit by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes to the Nokia Executive Experience Center, hosted by the Head of Government Relations at Nokia, Mr Karol Mattila, in Helsinki, Republic of Finland, 25 November 2021.

Visit by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes to the Nokia Executive Experience Center, hosted by the Head of Government Relations at Nokia, Mr Karol Mattila, in Helsinki, Republic of Finland, 25 November 2021.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Permanent State Secretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Mr Matti Anttonen, in Helsinki, Republic of Finland, 24 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Permanent State Secretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Mr Matti Anttonen, in Helsinki, Republic of Finland, 24 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Mr Pekka Haavisto, in Helsinki, Republic of Finland, 24 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Mr Pekka Haavisto, in Helsinki, Republic of Finland, 24 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation, Mr Flemming Møller Mortensen, in Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark, 23 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation, Mr Flemming Møller Mortensen, in Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark, 23 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Danish State Secretary for Development Policy, Ms Lotte Machon, in Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark, 23 November 2021.

Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Danish State Secretary for Development Policy, Ms Lotte Machon, in Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark, 23 November 2021.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Deputy Minister Botes to undertake a Working Visit to Denmark and Finland for Political Consultations. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will undertake a Working Visit to Denmark and Finland for Bilateral Political Consultations.
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President Ramaphosa to host President Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya on State Visit. President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday, 23 November 2021, host His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya on a State Visit at the Union Buildings in Tshwane.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in her capacity as the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), in The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands, 22 November 2021.

Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in her capacity as the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), in The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands, 22 November 2021.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO

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Minister Naledi Pandor participates in a tête-à-tête with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Dr Ben Knapen, in The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands, 22 November 2021.

Minister Naledi Pandor participates in a tête-à-tête with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Dr Ben Knapen, in The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands, 22 November 2021.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO

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Minister Pandor concludes visit to Belgium, proceeds to the Netherlands. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has concluded her successful visit to the Kingdom of Belgium, where she held a series of meetings aimed at strengthening cooperation between South Africa and Belgium and between South Africa and the European Union (EU).

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Development, Ms Jutta Urpilainenin, in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, 19 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Development, Ms Jutta Urpilainenin, in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, 19 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Mr Josep Borrell, in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, 19 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Mr Josep Borrell, in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, 19 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Development and Major Cities Policy of Belgium, Ms Meryame Kitir, in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, 19 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Development and Major Cities Policy of Belgium, Ms Meryame Kitir, in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, 19 November 2021.

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Minister Pandor arrives in Brussels for SA – Belgium, SA – EU Meeting. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has this morning, 19 November 2021, arrived in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, where she will hold meetings aimed at strengthening cooperation between South Africa and Belgium and between South Africa and the European Union (EU).

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, Mr Abul Kalam Abdul Momen, in Dhaka, People's Republic of Bangladesh, 18 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, Mr Abul Kalam Abdul Momen, in Dhaka, People's Republic of Bangladesh, 18 November 2021.

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Minister Naledi Pandor is the keynote speaker on South Africa-Bangladesh relations to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Bangladesh and Centenary Birth of the father of the Nation, Bangabudhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, in Dhaka, People's Republic of Bangladesh, 18 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor is the keynote speaker on South Africa-Bangladesh relations to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Bangladesh and Centenary Birth of the father of the Nation, Bangabudhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, in Dhaka, People's Republic of Bangladesh, 18 November 2021.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the 21st Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association’s (IORA) Council of Ministers (COM), in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 November 2021.

Minister Naledi Pandor attends the 21st Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association’s (IORA) Council of Ministers (COM), in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 November 2021.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Minister Naledi Pandor visits the Joyeeta Foundation focussed on Women empowerment in diverse business activities, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor visits the Joyeeta Foundation focussed on Women empowerment in diverse business activities, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 November 2021.

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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Welcome Dinner of the 21st Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association’s (IORA) Council of Ministers (COM), in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Welcome Dinner of the 21st Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association’s (IORA) Council of Ministers (COM), in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16 November 2021.

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Minister Pandor attends the 21st IORA Council of Minister’s Meeting. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, arrived, this afternoon, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to attend the 21st Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association’s (IORA) Council of Ministers (COM) scheduled to take place on 17 November 2021.

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South Africa welcomes the outcomes of the UNFCCC’s COP26/CMP16/CMA3. South Africa welcomes the outcomes of the recently concluded Glasgow Climate Conference (COP26/CMP16/CMA3), which provide Parties with a firm basis for the full and effective implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Paris Agreement.

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South African Government withdraws support for Miss SA Pageant. The South African Government withdraws its support and that of South Africa for the Miss South Africa pageant following the latter’s intransigence and disregard of advice against partaking in the Miss Universe pageant scheduled to be held in Israel during the month of December 2021.
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Minister Naledi Pandor has a working lunch with the President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, HE Mr Brahim Ghali, in Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, 14 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor has a working lunch with the President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, HE Mr Brahim Ghali, in Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, 14 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Pandor and Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, in the Saharawi Democratic Republic, 14 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Minister Pandor and Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, in the Saharawi Democratic Republic, 14 November 2021.

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Minister Naledi Pandor and her delegation visits the Tindouf Refugee Camp, in the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, 14 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor and her delegation visits the Tindouf Refugee Camp, in the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, 14 November 2021.

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Minister Naledi Pandor pays a courtesy call on the President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, HE Mr Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in Algiers, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, 13 November 2021.

Minister Naledi Pandor pays a courtesy call on the President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, HE Mr Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in Algiers, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, 13 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ramtane Lamamra, in Algiers, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, 13 November 2021.

Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ramtane Lamamra, in Algiers, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, 13 November 2021.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO

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Official Visit by Minister Naledi Pandor to Algiers, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, 13-14 November 2021. Official Visit by Minister Naledi Pandor to Algiers, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, 13-14 November 2021.

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Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Official Visit to Algeria by HE Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa – Algiers, 13 - 14 November 2021. At the invitation of HE Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, HE Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, has undertaken a two day visit to Algeria on 12 – 13 November 2021.
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Minister Pandor visits the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will visit the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic from 13 to 14 November 2021.

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Introductory Remarks by Minister Pandor on the occasion of the Briefing to the Portfolio Committee on the Annual Reports for 2020/2021 of the Department and the African Renaissance and International Cooperation Fund, 10 November 2021. Thank you for the invitation to present the Annual Reports for 2020/2021 of the Department and the African Renaissance and International Cooperation Fund (ARF).

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Minister Naledi Pandor engages with the Resident Heads of Mission from Europe and Americas in South Africa; at the OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 10 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor engages with the Resident Heads of Mission from Europe and Americas in South Africa; at the OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 10 November 2021.


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Minister Naledi Pandor engages with the Resident Heads of Mission from Europe and Americas in South Africa; at the OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 10 November 2021.
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Remarks by Dr GNM Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of Engagement with the Resident Heads of Mission from Europe and Americas, 10 November 2021. I am delighted to be here with you tonight and thank you, Your Excellencies, for taking the time from your busy schedules to join me and team DIRCO.

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Statement on the virtual Cabinet Meeting of Wednesday, 3 November 2021. Issues in the environment - 2021 Local Government Elections (LGE) - Cabinet thanked all eligible voters who cast their vote in the 2021 LGE on Monday, 1 November 2021.

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Statement by Chair of SADC Organ Troika on Engagement with His Majesty King Mswati III of Eswatini. President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in his capacity as Chair of the Southern African Development Community Organ on Politics, Defence and Security, concluded a one-day working visit to the Kingdom of Eswatini.
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Minister Naledi Pandor participates in the G20 Leaders’ Summit, in Rome, Republic of Italy, 30-31 October 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor participates in the G20 Leaders’ Summit, in Rome, Republic of Italy, 30-31 October 2021.
Minister Naledi Pandor participates in the G20 Leaders’ Summit, in Rome, Republic of Italy, 30-31 October 2021.

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G20 Rome Leaders’ Declaration, Rome, Italy, 30 and 31 October 2021. We, the Leaders of the G20, met in Rome on October 30th and 31st, to address today’s most pressing global challenges and to converge upon common efforts to recover better from the COVID-19 crisis and enable sustainable and inclusive growth in our Countries and across the world.

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Minister Pandor arrives in Rome for the G20 Leaders’ Summit. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has arrived in Rome, Italy, where she is leading the South African delegation at the G20 Leaders’ Summit, scheduled for 30-31 October 2021.

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South African Government denounces decision by Israel to designate and brand six Palestinian civil society organisations without justification as terrorist organisations. The South African Government strongly objects to Israel’s unjust and without justification the designation and branding of six civil society organisations as terrorist groups.
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Minister Pandor to lead South Africa's delegation at the G20 Leaders' Summit in Rome. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will lead the South African delegation and participate in the G20 Leaders’ Summit, scheduled for 30-31 October 2021 in Rome, Italy.

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South Africa concerned about developments in Sudan. South Africa is deeply concerned about the apparent ongoing coup and attempts to undermine Sudan’s political transition.

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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Second African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) Ministerial Meeting, in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, 25-26 October 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Second African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) Ministerial Meeting, in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, 25-26 October 2021.
Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Second African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) Ministerial Meeting, in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, 25-26 October 2021.

Photos: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO
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Minister Pandor to participate in the Second African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) Ministerial Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, is scheduled to arrive in Kigali. Rwanda, tomorrow morning to participate in the Second African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) Ministerial Meeting, taking place on 25 and 26 October 2021.

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